It took decades to find the obvious

Letter by Adam Gould
Cape Breton Post
Wed. Jan. 31, 2007

After decades of negotiations, our federal and provincial governments have finally come to our rescue with the decision to bury the toxic tar ponds and seal them with concrete-like material.

Wow! With all the time spent discussing this dilemma, and the funding put into it, why didn't they think of this genius idea years ago? It astounds me, as a former Sydney resident, that it took our governments this long to come up with such a foolproof solution.

The federal Conservatives have said no to Kyoto, told Lebanon that Israel had a right to bomb it to rubble, and chosen to give Canadian parents a handout instead of solving our child care space problems. What will they think of next?

The provincial Conservatives haw done... That's right.

I cannot wait to see what other problems our governments feel they can solve by sweeping them under the carpet and never speaking of them again.

And while we're at it, let's send the message to other governments, citizens and organizations that it's acceptable to destroy and exploit the environment an commit mistakes when we can simply cover them up in the end. I guess that's why pencils have erasers.

Adam Gould